Hear about bloody plots, treason and torture, secret lives, horrific deaths, and tormented souls. On this 60-minute guided tour you’ll get an unsettling introduction to Edinburgh’s unsavory past as you explore the Blair Street underground vaults.
What to Expect
This 60-minute adults-only tour is a chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark. Head underground for an unsettling introduction to the city’s unpleasant past.
These tales are not fit for the glare of daylight or for telling to those under 18. Your guide will share true stories of sinister misdeeds and terrible consequences, starting aboveground around the wynds and closes of the Old Town.
You'll hear of bloody plots that led to treason and torture, and secret lives that led to horrific deaths and tormented souls.
To delve deeper, head to the Blair Street underground vaults, where there’s definitely an unsettling feeling. Your expert Mercat guide will tell you troubled tales as you continue this terrifying walking tour. Expect true stories of murder and hangings, all of which took place in these very vaults.
There’s evidence of life in the distant past, lurking just beyond the faint beam of your guide’s flashlight.
The Mercat Cross, High Street, by St. Giles High Kirk, opposite the City Chambers
What to Remember
The minimum age to join this tour is 18 years.
Be sure to dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.